Agnew's profit ris
Broker Agnew Higgins Pickering reported a 7% increase in pre-tax profits in the year ended 31 December 2004. Pre-tax profits increased to £5.07m in 2004 from £4.73m in 2003. Turnover increased from £15.72m to £17.22m in the same period.
Ropner soars 36
Ropner Insurance Services' pre-tax profits soared by 36% to £1.52m, the company reported in its accounts for the year ended 31 December 2004. Turnover increased by 5% to £5.95m in 2004 from £5.67m in the previous year.
Alston drops 9
Marine broker Alston Gaylor reported a 9% fall in pre-tax profits for the year ended 31 December 2004. Profit before tax fell to £1m in 2004 from £1.1m in 2003. Turnover increased to £4.1m.
Kite breaks into blac
Marine specialist Kite Warren moved into profit in 2004, reporting a pre-tax profit of £5,723 compared to a loss of £99,869 in 2003. Turnover increased to £1.2m for the year ended 31 December 2004, up 32% on the previous year.
Amlin pulls Chaucer bi
Amlin pulled out of bidding for Chaucer having "concluded that sufficient value for its shareholders could not be created by proceeding with the transaction".